What a hack.
Former President Trump consistently faced unplanned questions from a hostile press corps on a daily basis, yet Joe Biden can’t take even one question not prepared by his staff, even during a military crisis.
“President” Joe Biden refused to answer questions about Afghanistan, just two days before the August 31 withdrawal date, during a press conference about Hurricane Ida at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center on Sunday.
“I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead,” @POTUS told me at FEMA HQ. I asked if there's still an acute risk at the Kabul airport. “I’m not going to answer on Afghanistan,” he said. pic.twitter.com/fZ8WL9gfWI
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 29, 2021
BIDEN: “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead…. I’m not going to answer on Afghanistan now.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 29, 2021
Biden ignored the line of questioning just a few days before American troops are expected to fully withdraw from Afghanistan — and only a few days after suicide bombers killed more than 100 people, including 13 U.S. troops at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The president did release a statement on Saturday saying the Kabul airport could face more attacks before August 31.
The White House on Friday also walked back Biden’s promise that the United States government would evacuate any American who wanted to get out of Afghanistan.
More than once, Biden has walked away from reporters asking about Afghanistan. A day after the suicide bombings in Kabul, Biden again declined to answer reporters about the catastrophic withdrawal during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
The multiple failures of the Biden administration has caused the lives of 13 U.S. servicemen and countless innocent Afghani people.
Author: Nolan Sheridan